Top research institute and saving water

This leading university is consistently ranked as one of the world’s Top 10 science research institutes. It offers graduate and postgraduate degrees in natural and exact sciences and boasts multiple Nobel and Turing laureates among its alumni. It uses advanced technology to run campus operations and to achieve the exceptional performance levels expected from a world-leading research institute.

With a varied and large campus, the institute is a heavy user of water – from specialized labs and research facilities to large scale air-conditioning and the many toilets, kitchens and bathrooms onsite.

Water bills at the university amount to tens of millions of dollars per year. The institute is very much aware of its impact on the environment and wants to eliminate water waste and its resulting carbon emissions while cutting water expenses.

Water leaks were also a concern with a history of multiple leaks in various locations at the facility. A leak could not only damage expensive scientific research facilities, it could ruin cutting edge research and set programmes back years.

The university’s facilities’ staff chose to deploy WINT at the campus, from construction projects of new facilities to operating buildings, labs and air-conditioning systems, and up to specialized water-consuming research equipment. WINT systems are integrated with the campus operations center, where the entire campus is monitored and managed 24×7. When a leak occurs the operations team is alerted, and maintenance staff are immediately dispatched to diagnose and resolve the issue. The institute uses WINT’s most advanced technologies including its WINT2 and WINT3 Water Intelligence products.

The university has seen significant water savings in multiple locations, including its air-conditioning cooling towers and specialized water filtration systems. Along the way, it has boosted its green credentials by saving significant amounts of water and reducing its environmental footprint.

At one water-quality facility consumption was reduced by over 90% after WINT detected significant waste in misconfigured equipment